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Mysia, Lampsakos, Silver Tetrobol, Janiform Heads/Athena, 4th-3rd Century BC

 

 

 

Obverse: Two janiform female heads wearing taenia or stephane earrings and necklace

Reverse: Head of Athena, right, wearing Corintian helmet hair visible below, A in front, ΛA behind

Ref: S3890 var

Grade: AVF, dark patina

13mm, 201g

 

 

£150 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Thrace, Istros, AR Obol (or Quarter Drachm or Stater) Two Male Heads/Sea-Eagle & Dolphin, BC400-350 

 

 

 

 

Obverse: Two male heads facing, side by side, the right inverted

Reverse: IΣTΡIH above sea-eagle, left, on dolphin, AΠ monogram below

10mm, 0.87g

Grade: VF for type

Ref: S1670

 

 

£120 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Bythnia, Kalchedon, Silver Hemidrachm, Bull/Mill-Sail, 400-300BC

 

 

 

Obverse: Bull standing left, KAΛX above 

Reverse: Granulated mill-sail incuse square

12mm, 2.54g

Grade: AVF, slightly off flan

Ref: S 3739 var

 

 

 

£90 (P&P FREE to UK, other location please ask first)

Kings of Elymais, Kamnaskires III & Queen Anzaze, Seleukeia on Hedyphon, Silver Tetradracm, c82-72BC, SCARCE

 

 

 

Obverse: Conjoined busts of Kamnaskires III, diademed and draped bust and wearing long beard and torque, and Anzaze, draped and wearing stephane and necklace, left; anchor symbol to right 

Reverse: Zeus-Belos enthroned left, holding Nike, standing right and holding palm fronds, in outstretched right hand and scepter in left; MAKEΔΩN to inner, BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAMNΣKIROY KAI BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ ANZAZHΣ around, date in exergue

Grade: AEF/F corrosion to reverse, a very scarce coin. 

26.5mm, 14.63g. Ref: Alram454

Note: Normally selling at £700+, due to corrosion is on special!

£450 (+P&P UK , other locations please ask first)

Attica, Athens, Classic Silver Tetradrachm, c449-413BC, Athena/Owl

 

 

 

Obverse: Head of Athena, right, wearing creasted Attic helmet (visible) older version oval eyes 

Reverse: Owl standing, right, olive sprig and crescent behind with AOE all in an incuse square.

24mm, 17.06g

Grade: VF for type, contemporary graffiti to right of field possibly a Greek letter?   

Prov: Ex British private collection

Ref: S2526

 

£900   (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Calabria, Tarentum (Taras) Silver Drachm, Athena/Owl, 302-280BC

 

 

 

 

Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing helmetdecorated with Scylla hurling rock

 

Reverse: Owl standing right, wings closed, club before, TAP to left and ZOP (archaic z) to right of owl

15mm, 3.07g

Grade: VF, toned

Ref: HN Italy 975, BMC 308

 

 

£200 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Achaia, Achaean League, Antigoneia (Mantineia) Silver Hemidrachm 

c188-180 BC  

 

 

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right

Rverse: Achaian League monogram; A-N across field, monogram below; all within wreath

14mm, 2.41g

Grade: VF, slightly off centre

Ref: Clerk 195; BCD Peloponnesos 1491; SNG Copenhagen 281

 

£90 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Psidia, Selge, Silver Obol, Gorgon/Athena, 350-300 BC

 

 

Obverse: Gorgon facing with tongue sticking out

 

Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena, right

10mm, 0.92g

Grade: VF+, great detail on this very small coin

Ref: SNG von Aulock 5268

 

Alternative Gorgon coins are available on the Copper pages

 

 

 £80 SOLD

 

Sicily, Syracuse, Silver Tetradrachm, Second Democracy, Charioteer/Arethusa, c460-440 BC

 

 

Obverse: Charioteer walking horse drawn chariot, holding reins in each hand, Nike above, flying right, holding wreath; ketos below

Reverse: Head of Arethusa right, hair twisted and bound into a chgnon at nape, wearing beaded headband, earring an pearl necklace, four dolphins around, ?ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ-O-N

24mm, 17.09g

Grade: Very fine

Ref: B530, SNG ANS 169var

 

 

£1,300 (Delivery FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

 

Lucania, Velia, Silver Stater (Didrachm), 400-340 BC

 

 

 

Obverse: Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with griffin

Reverse: Lion advancing, right, flying owl above, YEΛHTΩN in exergue

7.2g, 21mm

Grade: Very fine, lustrous but with die fault

Ref: HN Italy 1281, Williams244

 

£360 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

 Calabria, Tarentum, Silver Drachm, 302-281BC

 

 

Obverse: Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with Skylla hurling a rock, EY below

Reverse: Owl facing standing on thunderbolt with wings open; ΣΩ upwards to right, [ΔIO] beneath thunderbolt, [TAPANTINΩN]

3.10g, 16mm

Grade: Extremely fine

Ref: HN Italy 1018

 

£600 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

Ancient Greek, Cilicia, Tarsos, Silver Stater, Balakros, 333-323 BCE, Athena

Balakros was the satrap of Cilicia under Alexander III (the Great). 

Obverse: Facing bust of Athena, draped, wearing triple-crested helmet and necklace

10.83g, 25mm

Grade: Very Fine, interesting test cut.
Reverse: Baaltars seated left on throne, torso facing, holding lotus-tipped sceptre in right hand, left hand holding chlamys at the waist; grain stalk and bunch of grapes to left, ivy leaf above B to right, monogram beneath throne. 
Prov: Ex a private UK collection, previously Roma Numismatics.
 
£540 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Macedonia as a Roman Province. A Greatly Historical Coin Exhibiting Two Languages. Aesillas as Quaestor, Silver Tetradrachm, 95-70BC

 

 

Obv: Head of Alexander the Great, right, with horn of Ammon and flowing hair, MAKEΔ[ONΩN] beneath, Θ behind

 

Rev: Money-chest (cista or fiscus), club and chair, AESILLAS and Q  above, within olive-wreath

14.083g, 28mm

Ref: SNG Cop 1330

Grade: VF, slight weakness to lower edge

Note: A remarkable coin produced by the Romans to appeal to the Macedonians. Both Greek and Latin are displayed, and the power of Rome is also demonstrated with the tax collectors name and tools of his trade on the reverse! This coin could be equally shown on the Roman or Alexander pages!

 

£370  (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Cilicia, Soloi, Balakros, Satrap of Cilicia, Silver Stater, 361-334BC

 

Obverse: Baaltars seated left on throne, torso facing, holding lotus-tipped sceptre in right hand, left hand holding chlamys at his waist; grain ear and grape bunch to left, monogram below throne indicating Soloi mint. 

Reverse: Draped bust of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet and necklace. 

 

24mm,10.99g

Grade: VF despite heavy test cut.

 

 

£200 (+P&P)

Psidia, Selge, Silver Obol, Gorgon/Athena,

300-190 BC

 

 

Obverse: Head of Gorgon facing 

 

Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena, right, spearhead and astragalos behind head 

10mm, 0.67g

Grade: VF+, great detail on this very small coin

Ref: SNG von Aulock 5279; type S 5479

 

Alternative Gorgon coins are available on the Copper pages

 

 

 £90 SOLD 

 

A Very Rare Example of An Unusual Coin from Bruttium!

Kroton, Silver Third Stater, 530-500BC

 

 

Obverse: Delphic tripod with three handles, with legs terminating in lion's paws, with ornaments on and serpents rising from the bowl, QPO to left.

Reverse: Unusual incuse, legs terminating in indents symbolising lion's paws.

Ref: SNG ANS 298-9 

1.71g, 20mm

Grade: Very fine, very rare.

Prov: ex Roma Numismatics, previously an private European collection.

 

SOLD

 

Caria, Rhodos, Silver Drachm, c88BC-14AD

 

 

Obv: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly to right.

Rev: Rose seen from above, pal, grain ear and P-O around.

 

An extrodinary piece of art work, a must for every serious collector. Ex Leu Numismatics, Switzerland.

21mm,4.14g

Ref: HGC 6,1456

Grade: Extremely fine with a few minor scrapes

 

£345  SOLD

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